Excellent commentary from today’s Chicago Tribune.


Torture video provokes the worst of many fears for parents of special-needs kids

By Patrick Kampert

The cliche among people who have children with special needs is that our most fervent wish is that we will live one minute longer than our children, just long enough to ensure that someone has been at their side as a fierce advocate every moment of their lives.

For most of us, it will not happen that way. But it’s still something we think about, especially when crimes like the one captured on video last week, allegedly in a West Side apartment, are committed against our children.



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